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Maokai Build Guide by I Am Goliath


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League of Legends Build Guide Author I Am Goliath

Goliath's guide to Maokai

I Am Goliath Last updated on February 12, 2018
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ZyrZylo | February 3, 2018 4:42pm
Last season i can pretty much tank any if not all mid to late game, but lately mao isnt doing it for me anymore. Is mao harder this meta/season or tanks in general are harder this meta/season?
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I Am Goliath (18) | February 4, 2018 2:05am
he is worse for sure but I think he's still good, I'd try out ornn though since ornn feels slightly similar but a lot stronger, I'm working on an ornn guide atm.
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Onyxian | February 1, 2018 6:39pm
for the second rune in resolve you have the wrong rune listed
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I Am Goliath (18) | February 2, 2018 1:48am
oh yeah you're right, it's suppose to be conditioning sorry about that, I will update it today, good catch.
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Onyxian | February 2, 2018 4:44pm
Np glad to help
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Cloud58tw (3) | January 29, 2018 1:51pm
Great guide , I really like it. GG :D
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I Am Goliath (18) | January 29, 2018 11:13pm
thanks man!
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Mkcoolness (1) | January 17, 2018 6:27pm
A great guide for a broken champion, time to get challenger. Well, that can happen when I learn how to right click.
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I Am Goliath (18) | January 20, 2018 12:39am
haha, thanks my dude.
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Silverman43 | January 8, 2018 12:25pm
Hi, I am a Maokai main, but so far, I've been struggeling to lane against Garen. His Q makes it pretty hard to come up for CS as he just uses his combo while Im silenced and I cant trade back (though I use Bramble Smash when he Q, but it just doent seem to stop him from reaching me and hit me). And his passive and his shield makes him nearly unkilleable. Is there a way to beat Garen in lane? Or is it just farm to win and beat him later on in teamfights? And what are the best items to rush against him? I usually start Doran's Shield and after that I go Glacial Shroud and Ninja Tabi. I hope you can help me and thank you in advance.
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I Am Goliath (18) | January 10, 2018 3:27pm
unfortunately there isn't a whole lot to do against garen as maokai since you lack the damage to really do much and his passive heals him up a lot, garen is pretty rare to see though so just try to out farm him when you run into him since you can do a lot more then him in teamfights. I think sunfire cape and righteous glory are both good items against him.
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Silverman43 | January 10, 2018 10:44pm
Thank you very much for your response! Ill think about your tips when I run into him again.
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ZyrZylo | December 22, 2017 11:29pm
Can u give a good build path? I always dont know What to build after sunfire cape and spirit visage. Nice guide btw, its carrying me in gold with no lose yet.
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I Am Goliath (18) | January 10, 2018 3:29pm
Well after righteous glory, sunfire cape, and spirit visage, that is pretty much your core build so you want to build whatever item is good for the situation, a few items are warmogs, gargoyle stoneplate, frozen heart, etc..
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Shrewdo (9) | December 18, 2017 7:19am
top lane maokai is a toplane beast, nice guide my friend with everything correct here feels like its me playing maokai and got a clone here with same runes and abilities sequances and the items also :DDDDD, thank youf ro updating your guide, if it didnt help meim sure it will help others.
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Simpson10291 | December 9, 2017 9:41am
On your secondary runes you are running iron skin but have the description of conditioning. I take it conditioning is the correct rune?
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I Am Goliath (18) | December 9, 2017 10:13am
yeah you're right, I changed the description now for it conditioning is correct, thanks.
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Durofirus | December 3, 2017 6:43pm
Hi, what about picking Revitalize instead of Second wind? What do you think?
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I Am Goliath (18) | December 4, 2017 6:24am
I don't think it's terrible, but I prefer overgrowth and second wind over it.
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Durofirus | December 4, 2017 7:19am
Could you please explain on some examples? Like when to take Revitalize and when you should take another one
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Re4XN (56) | November 9, 2017 4:49pm
I realise this is out of the scope of the guide, but would you happen to know whether Sapling Toss max is superior over Bramble Smash max on The Twisted Treeline? I feel like it not only allows you to exert control over a vast part of the jungle, but it also provides Maokai with an actually greater damage output than if he were to max Q.
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I Am Goliath (18) | November 9, 2017 7:52pm
Interesting question, I feel like Sapling Toss probably would be better to max on 3v3, especially since there is so many bushes in lane and in the middle of the map (basically you would always be able to make use of the saplings) So to answer your question in theory Sapling Toss does seem better on 3v3 but I'm not 100% sure personally.
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Shrewdo (9) | October 14, 2017 4:47am
i only got maokai in urf and i like him when i spam the toss and i never get out of hp with his passive of healing, i'd like to go full ap maokai mid i can or its only a top champ? this build is so good as tank loved it, but why attack speed marks and not ability power or attack damage?.
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I Am Goliath (18) | October 14, 2017 5:52am
Yeah you can go ap maokai I think that's actually pretty strong in urf lol but I think tank is better in summoners rift but if you're just playing him for fun ap does work ok. Attack speed reds for dueling you auto attack a lot in tank matchups so it's more damage then running magic pen or attack damage reds.
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DoomDD (1) | August 29, 2017 7:14am
can Maokai go jungle or can he go well in the other lane? will you make a guide for Maokai Jungle?
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I Am Goliath (18) | August 29, 2017 8:00pm
yeah Maokai can go jungle and maybe support as well but I wouldn't recommend him support, I actually think jungle is probably the best role for him right now just because of how good cinderhulk is, but I still believe he is a good pick for top lane. As far as making a guide for Maokai jungle I probably won't just because this guide took a lot of time to make and a lot of the info would be the same for him jungle besides just jungle routes and when to gank and maybe a few item changes.
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